© National Portrait Gallery, London
Jane Gibbs ('Mrs Gibbs the notorious street-walker, and extorter')
by James Gillray Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 23 September 1799
10 1/4 in. x 7 7/8 in. (260 mm x 200 mm) plate size; 10 1/2 in. x 8 1/8 in. (267 mm x 206 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Jane Gibbs, Prostitute and extortion racketeer. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- NPG D4967: Jane Gibbs ('Mrs Gibbs the notorious street-walker, and extorter') (from same plate)
- NPG D12709: Jane Gibbs ('Mrs Gibbs the notorious street-walker, and extorter') (from same plate)
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